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Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895, was an orator, writer, and leader of the U.S. anti-slavery movement. Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland and eventually bought his freedom. He founded the North Star,  an abolitionist newspaper, and met frequently with President Lincoln during the Civil War. Douglass also served as a U.S. Minister to Haiti.

Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom. Published in 1855.

 

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